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HOW LONG, OH LORD?

How long can I maintain,

Employment suitably framed…

If I tip over

Will it be over,

Helping a younger one trained?

More unsteady on my feet,

Balance loss makes it complete…

I do fear

The danger here,

Losing Security’s seat.

Parkinson’s is confirmed,

Slowly it will have wormed…

With no escape

By the nape,

With severance pay the last pay I’ve earned!

–Jonathan Caswell

(The author does have an early, slow-moving form of Parkinson’s It has not affected his ability to perform his job.)